Men Sign Up To Experience Labor Pains

Research shows the threshold for pain is higher in men; but women always say you haven’t gone through LABOR and if men had to have the babies, there would be NONE!

So how bad can it really be? Two Dutch television hosts Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno thought, "Well, let’s try it."  So the duo was filmed for their show “Guinea Pigs” going through labor.


In the video clip from the show (link below), the two men used electro-stimulations to simulate the contractions.  The electrodes were attached to their abdomens and the experiment began...

"Do you think the pain will make us scream," Zeno asks before the shocks begin.

One of the nurses responds bluntly: "Yes, it definitely will."

Storm and Zeno only lasted two hours of the simulated contractions. Though they try to laugh through the strain, the men appear to be in complete misery as they double over and clutch pillows tightly.

While the time span of the simulation was much shorter than many instances of real-life labor, Storm and Zeno appeared to get the full experience. In the end, Zeno sums up the challenge as torture and wonders if he wants his wife to go through the same pain.